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A collection of successful PIEVC assessments from across various regions, infrastructure types and scopes. Click on the titles for further details on these projects.

Infrastructure Ontario/Ministry of Infrastructure - Three public buildings

Infrastructure Ontario/Ministry of Infrastructure - Three public buildings  report cover tags: Buildings

Golder Associates, with Morrison Hershfield (the Consultants), have performred a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment study in alignment with the protocol developed by the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC), for Infrastructure Ontario (IO). This study brought together experts in building systems engineering, energy, water, climate, cultural heritage and other key disciplines, who worked with IO's project team, facility stakeholders, Engineers Canada and Environmnet Canda, to complete this vulnerability assessment.

The study focused on three... click to learn more

Ontario June 2012

Assessment of Highway Infrastructure – City of Miramichi

Assessment of Highway Infrastructure – City of Miramichi report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

Miramichi. like most Canadian communities, is being impacted by a changing climate. Increases in both temperature and precipitation are resulting in sea-level rise, coastal erosion and increased intensity and frequency of storm-surge events. Miramichi, which is in a tidal zone, is presently experiencing flooding during extreme precipitation events. The resulting climate change related impacts are having significant negative economic and socio-economic impacts on Miramichi. In May 2012. the Province of New Brunswick, through the Enviromnental Trust Fund (ETF), awarded Miramichi funding to... click to learn more

New Brunswick March 2013

Assessment of Toronto Pearson Airport Infrastructure

Assessment of Toronto Pearson Airport Infrastructure report cover tags: Airport Infrastructure

The GTAA decided to undertake an engineering vulnerability assessment of infrastructure in the context of both the existing climate and future climate change using the PIEVC Protocol. The Protocol is a step-by-step process to conduct an engineering vulnerability asessment on infrastructure due to climate change.

Potential issues and concerns arising from changing climate:

  • Airport infrastructure is considered vulnerable to the types of weather related stresses that will be exacerbated by climate change;
  • Climate change could threaten airport infrastructure;
  • ... click to learn more
Ontario August 2014

Assessment of Toronto Hydro Electrical Supply and Delivery Infrastructure

Assessment of Toronto Hydro Electrical Supply and Delivery Infrastructure cover tags: Electrical Distribution, Electrical Transmission

Key stakeholders in the City of Toronto such as the WeatherWise Partnership have recognized the importance of the electrical sector and its vulnerability to a changing climate, and targeted it in 2011 as a priority area for further investigation. As part of this endeavour, Engineers Canada engaged the Clean Air Partnership to work with Toronto Hydro-Electrical System Limited (THESL) in order to demonstrate the applicability of the Protocol on Toronto Hydro owned electrical distribution infrastructure in the City of Toronto. THESL is Canda's largest municipal electrical distribution utility... click to learn more

Ontario September 2012

Assessment of 285 Shuter Street Apartment Tower

Assessment of 285 Shuter Street Apartment Tower cover tags: Buildings

This report is a Case Study of the climate change vulnerability of a residential high-rise apartment tower at 285 Shuter Street owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and occupied by residential tenants. The building is a 16-storey apartment building constructed in 1964 and part of the TCHC portfolio of social housing, which includes more than 2215 buildings including high, mid and low-rise apartments, townhouses and houses. It is part of a three-tower complex currently within the Toronto Tower renewal program. The building has benefited from recently completed assessments... click to learn more

Ontario September 2012

Assessment of Town of Welland’s Stormwater and Wastewater Collection and Treatment System

Assessment of Town of Welland’s Stormwater and Wastewater Collection and Treatment System cover tags: Stormwater, Water Resources

The present study, which includes both an application of the PIEVC climate change vulnerability assessment protocol and an update of the City of Welland’s vintage Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) rainfall data, is a co-operative initiative between the City of Welland, Region of Niagara, PIEVC and the Ontario Ministry of Environment. Members of the PIEVC Climate Change Vulnerability Risk Assessment for Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Infrastructure Steering Committee include the organizations named above plus WaterSmart Niagara, Engineers Canada, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities... click to learn more

Ontario February 2012

Assessment of University of Saskatchewan Current Engineering Building and New Addition

tags: Buildings

In early 2011, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), in cooperation with Engineers Canada, embareked on a joint-funded project to assess the potential vulnerability of the Engineering Building to climate change. Associated Engineering (AE) was retained to conduct the ristk assessment and report on the impacts that future climate change may have on the exisiting engineering building as well as on a proposed building expansion.

The objective of this study was to idnetify the components of the existing building and proposed expansion that are at risk of failure, damage and/or... click to learn more

Saskatchewan March 2012

Évaluation de la ville de Trois-Rivières du réseau de collecte des eaux pluviales

Évaluation de la ville de Trois-Rivières du réseau de collecte des eaux pluviales report cover tags: Stormwater, Wastewater

(Available in French only)

Le changement climatique expose les infrastructures canadiennes à des conditions pour lesquelles elles n’ont pas été conçues à l’origine. Cela peut réduire leur durée de vie utile et entraîner des pertes économiques, des perturbations dans la vie et les habitudes quotidiennes des Canadiens, en plus d’augmenter les risques pour la santé et la sécurité publiques, sans oublier l’environnement.
Les ingénieurs se fient traditionnellement aux données historiques pour concevoir des infrastructures durables, sécuritaires et fiables mais il leur faut aujourd’... click to learn more

Quebec March 2012

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Yellowhead Hwy 16

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Yellowhead Hwy 16 report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is responding to issues of climate variability in its highway design, operation and maintenance processes by undertaking
pilot climate change engineering vulnerability assessments of highway segments within the Province of British Columbia. The assessments evaluate highway structures in different geographical areas and climate regimes, given forecast changes in climate conditions. The goal is to understand how climate variability may impact current highway structures, and to prepare and adjust design, operation and... click to learn more

British Columbia April 2011

City of Toronto Study of Three Road Culverts

City of Toronto Study of Three Road Culverts report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

The City of Toronto owns over one hundred and fifty large culverts with diameters larger than 3 metres, and countless smaller culverts, all of which are affected in some way by changes in the climate. The collapse of the Finch Avenue culvert during the August 19, 2005 storm event highlights the importance of these pieces of infrastructure. The subsequent reconstruction of the culvert, utilities and roadway directly cost the City millions of dollars and the closure of Finch Avenue for 14 months caused immeasurable social and financial impacts to affected residents and businesses within the... click to learn more

Ontario December 2011

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